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Reading Is The Goal Program

Reading Is the Goal is a free program to all fourth-grade teachers or teachers and their students in San Diego and is made possible by the San Diego Gulls Foundation. The program rewards fourth-grade students for their time spent reading per day within a flexible 30-day period.

The program's goals include conveying the importance of reading as the foundation to success and helping students cultivate a life-long love for reading.

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Based off the award-winning Anaheim Ducks Reading is the Goal, the reading program was founded on its contributions to literacy and education, the Anaheim Ducks Reading Is the Goal program has received awards from the International Reading Association's (IRA) California and Orange County chapters.

Reading Is the Goal is an effective literacy program that can be implemented in any fourth grade classroom with flexibility and with a minor time commitment. During these 30 days, students record their daily reading times on an official Reading Is the Goal form. The Gulls reward students based upon their participation and personal achievement reaching various plateau levels of minutes a day. To help encourage all students to read, they can work together to win great prizes for their entire classroom.

Sign-ups for Reading is the Goal 2021 are now open. Please complete THIS FORM to sign up your fourth-grade classroom to participate. 

Please contact Melissa Werman at [email protected] or 619-359-4716 with any questions.

If you are using a text to speech reader for accessibility and are having problems using this application, call (619) 359-4730 for assistance.